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Many people have begun to prepare for one of the many disasters that may occur in the future. While stockpiling, tactical training, and survival bunkers is a huge part of this, one of the least prepared items is their vehicle. This could be due to a number of reasons pertaining to how much it costs and it not being high on the priority list, but the right vehicle could change the entire outcome for the survivalists disaster.
Almost every single top ten list of bug out vehicles has the Jeep Wrangler, and this is due to its capability off road. There are a few things that Jeeps are known for, and that is their capability to go where an ATV can, and the design characteristics known for accessories and add ons. Between aftermarket products and home grown modifications, the Jeep Wrangler can do it all.
With your imagination controlling how your Jeep will look, there are some must haves when designing one for the apocalypse….
5Heavy Duty Front Bumper with a Winch
There are definitely going to be some times when you are either stuck, blocked, or surrounded when this add on will come in handy. The winch can help you pull yourself out, or someone else. As for the bumper, there may be some times that you might have to “push” yourself out of a situation.
4Lights, Lights, and More Lights
There a number of mods that allow infrared pod lights and highly capable LED lights that will come in handy in many situations, while also drawing very little from the power source. With a capable SPOD and a number of switches, there are unlimited possibilities when it comes to lighting. Ensure you have the basics, or you might not see that intruder coming your way.
3Off Road Tires
This is almost every jeep owners first upgrade, and the biggest and baddest tires are bought at a frequent rate. When doing this, ensure that all of the pros and cons are looked at. The bigger the tire, the louder the noise output, the least amount of gas mileage you may get. Also a higher possibility of issues down below. For anything over a 31 inch tire, owners have to start thinking about a lift and changing out the fender flares. In the long run though, more lift, more tire, and more clearance is always good when your trying to survive.
One of the downfalls of using the Jeep Wrangler is the amount of storage space and fuel needed. Due to this, one may need to think about gas can storage and transportation, and additional storage space. A roof rack is a good solution to this, by adding all of the room above the vehicle, least needed items can be stored up there to use when making stops. Another option is an off road trailer than can be pulled behind the jeep and is made with the same capabilities as the Jeep itself. Many people have built shelves and tool boxes for the back of their jeep, while adding fuel cans and tool storage on the outside of their windows. In this department, your imagination can help you design unlimited options. “Don’t forget your CB, this can be easily stored overhead and be used for communication with other members of your team”
Lastly, a very important aspect to the Jeep Wrangler and it’s survivability is the transportation and storage of weapons. Companies are growing in the production of custom installed holsters and rifle mounts, but this once again can be created in a magnitude of ways. Whether you want a pistol near your leg, under your seat, mounted by your side, or over head the Jeep can accommodate them all.
If your thinking about a vehicle to help you and your family survive, the Jeep Wrangler could be the one for you. Check out all of the pros and cons and see if the Jeep is the piece of the plan you are currently missing!